Greater Quaking Grass (Briza maxima)

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Greater Quaking Grass

Briza maxima 

All our seed is from the latest harvest and super fresh.

A hardy annual that will give you light twinkly stems early in the season perfect to complement your arrangements of Ranunculus and Roses, gently reflecting in the light and giving texture.

Greater Quaking Grass is also a beautiful garden plant. Its softens the edges of beds and borders and give all important movement and sound as the breeze passes through.

How to grow:

I found this grass does really well from an Autumn sowing, the seeds germinated easily, growing strongly over winter, producing bigger plants earlier than Spring started.

Cut regularly to promote further stems to appear. Will gently self sow.

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Variety: Briza maxima
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun
Sow: Autumn (can be sown in Spring)
Germination: Up to 30 days
Height: 45-60cm
May – June
Seeds per packet:
counted by weight approx. 200 seeds

Cutting /Vase Life:
Harvest by gently pulling stems once the droplets have formed.  We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.

May also be used as a dried flower, dry stems upside down for an indefinite vase life.

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